Zero Suicide Webinar: The Role of Peer Support Services in Caring for Those at Risk of Suicide

Event Type:  General Webinar
Date:  Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 1:45pm (America/New_York)

The availability of support groups specific to attempt survivors, peer-operated warm lines, and the presence of peer navigators can greatly enhance traditional care for those at risk of suicide. During this webinar you will hear from presenters who have used unique approaches, incorporating the voice of lived experience, to guide treatment and prevention efforts to better support those in clinical settings at risk for suicide.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to (1) Explain the important role of embedding peer supports and those with lived experience in a comprehensive Zero Suicide model; (2) Discuss how to engage, hire, and collaborate with peer support professionals; (3) Recognize the importance of using programs designed specifically to support attempt survivors; and (4) Describe crisis or emergency services who offer peer support services.

Settings:  Health Care, Emergency Departments, Behavioral Health Care, Outpatient Mental Health, Inpatient Mental Health, Crisis Centers/Services
Strategies:  Effective Care/Treatment, Health Systems Change